Driving operational excellence through automation in the utilities sector

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At a time when energy commodity prices are at all-time lows, operational excellence has become a necessity for utilities to remain competitive. Tight profit margins combined with recent significant shifts in power system supply and demand fundamentals have increased the urgency for utilities to invest in automation with an aim to achieving operational excellence. This […]

Overcoming barriers to business transformation – reflections on our enterprise survey

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About that business transformation journey that companies are on … what’s really happening? Are companies making real progress toward their transformation goals or are they stuck in a holding pattern? Are they believers or doubters? Leaders or followers? Our recent global survey of business leaders, “Connecting digital islands: Bridging the business transformation gap,” would suggest […]

Why a “design for operations” approach is essential for service-based IT

To deliver on digital transformation and improve business performance, enterprises are adopting a “design for operations” approach to software development and delivery. By “design for operations” we mean that software is designed to run continuously, with frequent incremental updates that can be made at scale. The approach takes into consideration the end-to-end costs of delivering […]

Hybrid IT tactics and techniques

As companies embrace hybrid IT, they must address both technology and the human side of change. There are several key actions to take: Staff and train differently: As applications move from traditional platforms to the cloud, current IT staff needs to be trained and re-skilled. Companies should recruit developers adept in Agile methodologies. Siloes should […]

Fundamentals of a digital business platform

Today’s modern enterprise leverages a digital business platform as the foundation for digital applications. A digital business platform provides the agility to build and support the dynamic nature of modern applications. So what do these platforms look like? A digital business platform is based on three pillars: intelligence, orchestration and automation. It is a primary […]